Beautiful West Dean garden to open for charity

The Long House, West Dean.
The Long House, West Dean.

The Long House in West Dean, owned by Rosie and Robin Lloyd, will open to the public on Sunday June 21 and Wednesday July 1.

Rosie said her previous garden, Bankton Cottage in Crawley Down, was featured in Patrick Taylor’s book The Top 1000 Gardens in the UK, adding her garden at The Long House was just as pretty and interesting.

It is planted in a cottage garden style and includes roses, hollyhocks and clematis, as well as lavender and some more unusual plants.

There is a pond full of fish, a wild flower paddock, a folly and a collection of Cretan pots.

Home made cakes and tea will be served on both days and plants, many raised by Rosie, will be on sale.

All proceeds will go to West Dean’s church on the 21st and to the National Gardens Scheme’s charities on the 1st.

Admission costs £4, children free. Opening times 2pm-5pm.

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